Recreating the transport of yesteryear…
Our new website
Jan 2021: New Year, new website. We’re starting 2021 with a fresh and clean website and thought you may like an early peek at what we’ve been doing. It’s not fully finished yet so please ignore any oddities you may spot as you browse around – we’re checking and amending as we go.
Our tram collection is housed at Rigby Road depot courtesy of Blackpool Transport Services. As each tram is restored it will be placed on loan to BTS so that they will be able to use it as part of their Heritage Trams Tours. Details of their activities can be found at blackpoolheritage.com
The Coronavirus pandemic is having a severe effect on the lives of everyone and we hope that you are keeping safe and well.
Our bus collection has become highly focused on the preservation of vehicles from the Fylde coast, embracing the fleets of the former Blackpool Corporation, Fylde Borough Transport, Lytham St. Annes Transport and Ribble Motor Services.
We have never more needed your support than now. During 2020 we were unable to hold many of our usual fundraising events and at the start of 2021 we are still unable to plan for when these may restart.
Please see how you can support our work even though you can’t acutally come to see us.
“The Fylde Transport Trust is the guardian of a unique collection of buses and trams spanning over 80 years of public transport history.”
Our origin are rooted in the Lancastrian Transport Group, established back in 1983. The expanding collection was converted into a Trust in 1996 and then in 2000 the Lancastrian Transport Trust became a Registered Charity. To better reflect the focus of the organisation, the charity was renamed the Fylde Transport Trust in February 2018. In January 2020, the FyldeTT merged with the Blackpool Heritage Trust to consolidate the heritage assets on the Fylde coast into a single charitible organisation.
Our objectives are to preserve a representative collection of vehicles to portray the development of public transport on the Fylde coast and showcase these in a visitor attraction.
As well as preservation we attend local events where we operate shuttle services. We also attend charity and community activities.